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It's hard to believe that Night Noodle Markets, the signature celebration for the ever-popular Good Food Month could get any better but this year's celebration of Asian street food has more of everything you love. Set in the vibrant hub of the riverside Birrarung Marr, Night Noodle Markets 2015 has more delicious food from more popular vendors, more bars, more twinkling fairy lights, an expanded program and new features.
Over 18 late spring Melbourne nights (November 12 to 29) you'll want to be there for the record 56 stalls and three bars in residence on the banks of of the Yarra. It's the ultimate marriage of a spring outdoor festival and an Asian hawker street food market. Who would want to miss that?
This year you can satisfy your cravings for juicy, tangy, spicy, or sweet noodles and a host of other Asian street food specialties at stalls from some of Melbourne's's best Asian restaurants, vendors and food trucks. Old favourites will set up mouth-watering shop alongside new vendors and you'll be able to sample everything from dumplings to desserts, pho to pancakes, ramen to rice, and of course, noodles.
A special treat for this year's patrons will be international celebrity chef Diego Munoz from Astrid y Gaston (number 14 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants List). You'll no longer have to just wonder what Peruvian Japanese food tastes like. You can sample it yourself at the Lady Carolina pop-up. Or you might prefer the delights of sweet potato, corn and cashew samosas (Burma Lane), chilli caramel popcorn (Chin Chin), mango salted coconut chia pudding (Fat Thai), chocolate and peanut butter dumplings (Charlie Dumpling) or Ramen burgers from the cleverly-named Everybody Loves Ramen. Yummm. You can check out the full menu here.